Wing part could help solve what happened to MH370
SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — A barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island could help solve one of aviation's greatest mysteries, as investigators work to connect it to the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished more than a year ago.
Afghan Taliban confirm Mullah Omar's death, choose successor
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban confirmed the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and appointed his successor Thursday, as a new round of peace talks was indefinitely postponed amid concerns over how committed the new leadership is to ending the militant group's 14-year insurgency.
AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Athletes in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found.
Defense asserts reasons to spare Colorado gunman's life
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys for James Holmes made one more appeal for mercy Thursday for the Colorado movie theater shooter, urging jurors to consider his mental illness in his sentencing even though they rejected his claim of insanity when they found him guilty of murdering 12 peopl and trying to kill 70 others.
Cincinnati cop pleads not guilty to murder in traffic stop
CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati police officer who shot a motorist after stopping him over a missing front license plate pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter.
Congress heads off on vacation, putting off messy decisions
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is heading out for a five-week summer recess in anything but a cheerful vacation mood, leaving behind a pile of unfinished business that all but guarantees a painful fall.
Man stabs several people at Jerusalem gay pride parade
JERUSALEM (AP) — Revelers dancing and singing through the streets of Jerusalem during the holy city's annual gay pride parade were left shrieking in pain and panic Thursday night, as an anti-gay extremist lunged into a group leading the march and stabbed six people, Israeli police and witnesses sai.
Confederate flags left near Rev. Martin Luther King's church
ATLANTA (AP) — Police worked Thursday to identify two white males who were caught on surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags neatly on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church.
Fire chief: More training planned after dispatcher hung up
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — All Albuquerque Fire Department employees in emergency situations will undergo additional training after a dispatcher told a 911 caller trying to help a teenage shooting victim to "deal with it yourself."
Zimbabwean baffled by foreign concern for killed lion
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — While the death of a protected lion in Zimbabwe has caused outrage in the United States — much of it centered on the Minnesota dentist who killed the animal — most in Zimbabwe expressed a degree of bafflement over the concern.
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